I’m excited to participate in another Create and Share with my talented friends. This time around we all started with the same plain wood tray to create with! If you are interested in the tray, you can find it HERE (This is an affiliate link!).As soon as our lovely hostess Stephanie, from Casa Watkins, suggested this tray, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I’ve been eyeing beautiful faux and real living wall art pieces on Pinterest for a while. Since supplies are a little hard to come by on this island (unless you know Japanese!), I only used items I had on hand.
Faux Living Wall Art
What you need:
Faux Succulents (or other plants) and moss rocks
If you use the same tray we did, it needs a light sanding.
Spray paint with white paint paying special attention to the sides.
Once the white paint is dry, tape off the edges and spray paint or hand paint a darker color inside. I had a sample jar of teal paint left over from my kitchen table makeover, so I used that.
The tray actually looked really pretty white and teal but I wanted to have fun with it!
To make felt rosettes, cut a square spiral in a piece of felt. (You can also cut a round spiral if your felt is round.) Start from the center of the spiral and roll. Place a little bit of hot glue on the end to hold into place.
After your rosettes are formed (I created about 20), arrange them around the moss rocks in the tray. Hot glue into place. This makes an inexpensive backdrop for the lovely succulents. Place your succulents or other plants in place. Time to hot glue again. Watch those fingers!I’m super happy that I didn’t have to make a trip to the store for supplies for this project. If I ever get tired of it, I can always pull out the “plants” and peel off the hot glue to have a pretty teal and white functional tray. Right now, I’m loving it! It looks great in our eclectic foyer.
Now it’s time to see what the other talented bloggers did with their trays!!
Don’t forget, there’s a blog hop of 20 bloggers showcasing their Home Styles!! There are some new tours today and then the rest of the ladies will be sharing tomorrow.